Savannah Adams – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – November is National Native American Heritage month.
In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law a joint resolution declaring November as Native American Indian Heritage Month.
The month presents an opportunity for every person in the nation to reflect on their shared nation’s history and honor those who called this land home before the United States became a country.
American Indians and Alaskan Natives are celebrated for their culture, traditions, history, and societal contributions.
People are encouraged to increase their knowledge of the challenges they face, including the historical trauma that still impacts Native peoples to this day.
It is the month that highlights tribes and the ways tribal citizens work together to conquer these unique.
National Congress of American Indians said this month “is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.”
To celebrate this month, people immerse themselves in the rich culture American Indians have.
There are numerous Native American celebrations, museums, and monuments where people can learn about their culture.
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One is the Crazy Horse Memorial located in western South Dakota which is the world’s largest mountain carving in progress. Its purpose is to protect and preserve the culture and living heritage of all North American Indians.
Chief Henry Standing Bear is the man who asked the sculptor to create the mountain carving memorial to Crazy Horse.
Henry said, “My fellow chiefs and I would like the white man to know that the red man has great heroes also.”
This month people should take a moment to acknowledge the achievements, contributions, sacrifices, cultures, and traditions of Native Americans and Alaskan Natives.